February 29 Leap Year!!!

According to the calendar today is February 29, 2016 known as leap year.  27 Miracles has their special for leap year today.  Call us today to take advantage of it 407-905-5454 as the offer expires today at midnight!


Today is the day when you were in school that they would have Sadi Hawkins day .  See some of the traditions as written by columnist Bob Driver for the Clearwater Sun describes it.  Click the link for the full article.


In olden days, Feb. 29 was also celebrated as Sadie Hawkins Day, the time when girls were permitted to ask the boys of their choice for a date or whatever else the girl might have in mind.

Sadie Hawkins was the invention of Al Capp, a brilliant cartoonist who for 40 years or so drew the comic strip Li’l Abner. In the strip, Sadie was the homeliest girl in Dogpatch. She never had a date or a boy friend. Finally, as she reached the desperate age of 35, her father decreed that on a given date every spinster in Dogpatch would be entitled to pursue any unmarried male of her choice. If by sundown she could drag him across the finish line, the man had to marry her.

Capp invented Sadie Hawkins in 1937, as one more colorful character in the Li’l Abner cast. By the early 1940s the idea of an annual Sadie Hawkins Day had swept the nation. Each February, hundreds of colleges and high schools held Sadie Hawkins dances and carnivals. At one point an estimated 40,000 events took place. A related tradition sprang up which decreed that every four years – on Feb. 29 – women were free to propose marriage to their sweeties. I’m not sure anyone knows how many weddings were generated by this Leap Year custom.

Read about some Leap Year Traditions below.  Click on the link to read the full article:


Leap Day Traditions

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I do! Traditionally, women take the ring into their own hands and propose on Leap Day.

’Leap Day’ is February 29, which is an extra (intercalary) day added during a Leap Year, making the year 366 days long – and not 365 days, like a common (normal) year. Nearly every 4 years is a Leap Year in our modern Gregorian Calendar.

Ever since Leap Years were first introduced over 2000 years ago with the transition from the Roman Calendar to the Julian Calendar in 45 BCE (Before Common Era), Leap Day has been associated with age-old Leap Day traditions and folklore.

What is a Leap Year and when is the next one?

When and what is Leap Day?

Women propose to their men

According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Bridget struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men – and not just the other way around – every 4 years. This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how Leap Day balances the calendar.

In some places, Leap Day has been known as “Bachelors’ Day” for the same reason. A man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day. In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, tradition dictates that any man who refuses a woman’s proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring. During the middle ages there were laws governing this tradition.

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Valentine’s Day Countdown Day 5….A Scottish Romantic Wedding

When Kevin and Gillian, who are world travelers, decided that they wanted to have their wedding in Orlando, they contacted Rosie Moore, Master Bridal Consultant of 27 Miracles.  They had a vision of creating romance in their wedding with the traditions from Scotland.  They planned their wedding in the summer because they loved the warmth of Florida. She dreamed of having pinks, ivory, lace and peaches with a candy Buffett.  She wondered if it would all be possible planning from Scotland. She also wanted to incorporate Disney accents as she also loved Disney! She wondered if she could walk on a red carpet as she met her Prince at the Gazebo.  Would there be romantic music played as she walked down the aisle?   SO many things that she wondered…Let’s see how her day went…Did her Dreams come true?

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Every table was decorated with beautiful centerpieces and glass beaded chargers for royalty.  Each table had a picture of a place that the couple had been to before, from Thailand, Philipines to New York City, all around the world.  It made for interesting  conversations amongst the guests.

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Gillian’s day started with getting ready for the big day.  She did not want Kevin to see her getting ready, because in Scotland it was tradition that the groom not see the bride.  As she got ready, she awaited her limo to pick her up at her Villa and bring her to the romantic Celebration Golf where she had an intimate ceremony performed by Officiant Marcus Moore. The Groom and the best man were awaiting her arrival….

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But before Gillian’s grand entrance, her bridesmaids adorned the red carpet in traditional pink laced dresses that flowed in the summer breeze.

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It’s almost time for Gillian to take her walk on the red carpet..the flower girls prepare her entrance with petals on the red carpet…

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Kevin catches a glimpse of Gillian as she walks down the aisle and judging from his smile , he is definitely smitten with this Scottish beauty!

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Look at Dad! Happy to walk his daughter down the aisle as Gillian gets a glimpse of her Scottish Prince Charming!

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Dad is about ready to give his daughter away, but first one last kiss ….

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As the vows were exchanged, and a poem from Dr Seuss read…the happy couple was wed!

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Family time pictures!

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A few private moments at Downtown Celebration!

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Gillian wanted to be sure that she got pictures by the antique car that is at home right on Celebration Golf Property!

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Okay to break the news of the tent outside…Gillian  and Kevin, it is extremely hot today, the weather is not cooperating…the guests are hot….but…we have our back up..Ballroom reveal time!!!

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Okay all is good…let’s get this party started!!!

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First Dances…

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Guests joining in!

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Special toast time as is tradition in Scotland…

The toast is traditionally done by four speakers the father of the bride, then the groom replies back to the father of the bride,  then the best man and last the clergy/officiant as we continue in to the celebration!


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It’s time to catch the sunset!

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Now knowing that the bride and groom love Disney, the day would not be complete without a picture by the Minnie Mobile( Planner Elayna of 27 Miracles made sure she brought her fun car to work today!)

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It’s time to cut the cake! Time to start the tradition of feeding the cake to each other.  As you know the tradition of cake cutting and feeding signifies the husband providing for his wife financially always and the wife taking care of the husband and the family always, it signifies respect of the relationship that a hand will never touch the face of the woman or the man except to caress it.  Gillian and Kevin observed that time-honored tradition.

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Bouquet toss time!!! Who will catch it?

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It’s time to dance and sing!!!

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DJ Roque, shows the guests some moves…

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The last dance ending the night with  The Circassian Circle( a dance similar to square dancing in the states but to traditional Scottish music)  This group sure knew how to have fun enjoying the traditional dances of Scotland!

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From Gillian and Kevin: ” We had a great day, thanks for everything, it was perfect. The vendors all seemed to enjoy working also which was great and added to the day.”

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Our Wedding Professionals:

27 Miracles/Wedding Planners

123 Photography/Photography

RJ Glamour and Innovation/Linen/Decor/Flowers

Officiant/Marcus Moore

Celebration Golf/Venue

Southern Elegance Limousines/Transportation

Mel’s Beauty Box/Hair and Makeup

Roque Productions/Lighting/DJ/MC

Christine MacPhail/Harpist

Sweet Bliss/Candy Buffett

Party Flavors/Cake

Jerry Alicea Video Productions/Transformation Video


Valentine’s Day Countdown Day 4….Proposing Today?

Many couples contact 27 Miracles when they get engaged, sometimes they contact us with the day of engagement because they are so excited to start planning the big day!  Now a lot of grooms are giving thought to creative ways to ask their sweetheart to marry them.  They think of hiring photography and videography to capture that  special moment.  Many times they create a  romantic getaway with their true love.  When planning this special proposal, be certain that she will say yes, that is key!  Marriage is a long-term committment not to be taken lightly.   Once you know for sure that your sweetheart is the one for you and you know that she feels that way too, then it’s time to prepare for the big day.  If your sweetheart is the romantic type, then a baseball game in the middle of the field is probably not the right way to propose as she  may feel uncomfortable.    Know your bride to be and what her personality is, that will always guide you.

If you are looking to propose just the two of you in a special getaway, consider Turks and Caicos, on a candlelit romantic dinner on the beach! Contact us today to plan that special proposal.

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Valentine’s Day Countdown Day 3…..From Phillipines With Love

Do you ever wonder why people travel to another destination to get married?  Sometimes it is family, sometimes destination for honeymoon, but in Lan and Ken’s case, it was love.  You see, Lan and Ken have been together for 10 yrs.  Ken proposed to Lan in Florida so it made sense to get married in Florida. Ken and Lan are from the Philipines.

Lan and Ken were married at the beautiful B Resort in the heart of Disney Springs.

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As Ken was getting ready, he thought about Lan and shared in his vows that he really only had one love and that was Lan.  He said,  “a love like this only comes once in a lifetime.”Nolasco Wedding-102

The Flowers were provided by Debra Shea of Atmospheres.  They were the Bride’s something blue for her wedding!

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As Lan got ready, she pondered and thought to herself, she has been with Ken for 10 years.  She thought of all they had done together.  One thing she shared in her vows was how comfortable she felt with Ken.  Comfortable enough to speak her mind and never worrying about his feelings changing for her.  She thought to herself, she really was marrying her best friend.

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As Lan entered the ceremony site, escorted by her father, Ken looked on as his beautiful bride walked in. The emotion overcame him at the thought of marrying his one true love.
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As Rev Glynn Ferguson led them in the ceremony to the moment of their special vows to each other, even the best man was taken with emotion as these two soul mates shared what was in their heart.

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You may kiss the Bride…..

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As the guests enjoyed their cocktail hour, it was time for some bridal party pictures and fun!

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The B Resort helped the blue themed wedding with their beautiful reception room and blue up lights to enhance the decor.

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Their wedding cake showcased a custom-made bride and groom .

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The Bride and Groom danced their first dance to the tunes of Harpist Christine MacPhail for a romantic moment….

The rest of the night was filled with toasts , cake cutting and the guests dancing and enjoying the love that these two shared.

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And to end the night, a moment with a caricature artist drawing the bride and groom.

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The end of a beautiful night, but the start of a life filled with romance……………..

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Atmospheres Floral

Sensational Ceremonies Rev Glynn Ferguson

B Resort Hotel

Christine MacPhail Harpist

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Valentine’s Day Countdown Day 2….Marrying Your Best Friend

What a wonderful gift to marry your best friend!  That is Abbey and Jeremy, high school sweethearts.  They were best friends so of course when Jeremy thought of asking his best friend to marry him, he thought what a great day to plan it on, Abbey’s Birthday! So on September 22, Jeremy proposed to his best friend…..

Nothing says love like the love of two people who grew up together as high school sweethearts! Congratulations to Abbey and Jeremy!

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Having a fun engagement session in Historic Winter Garden with 123 Photography……

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February is National Month of Weddings

February is considered not only the most romantic month of the entire year, but did you also know that it is the national month of weddings?

This month 27 Miracles will bring you different weddings, trends and traditions to share.

For now we will leave you with this video on true love…

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